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KyWO, WLB Conference

WLB Trip to Kayan State, Meeting with KyWO

Posted on May 30th, 2013

WLB representatives traveled to Kayan State in late April to discuss the current political situation with the Kayan Women’s Organization (KyWO). At the KyWO Congress, WLB assisted by facilitating the strategic planning and designing of programs, as well as helping with the organizational structure and constitution. WLB and KyWO presented…

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Karen women’s voices vital in peace talks

Posted on May 26th, 2013

Originally appeared in: Karen News   The participation of women in future peace talks between the ethnic groups and the central government will be critical contribution to achieving lasting peace in Burma. Durable peace goes beyond the mere absence of conflict, and whilst the Burmese military and the Karen National Liberation Army…

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Where are the Women?

Swedish Burma Committee Report: Where are the Women?

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

Download the newly-released report from the Swedish Burma Committee, created in colloboration with WLB and its member organizations.   Download PDF: "If women are not involved in the ceasefire process, and I mean at every step, every level of the process,if women are not participating, the consequences might be a longer…

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Rape of 10 year old girl causes outrage

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2013

HPRUSO—The rape of a 10-year-old girl in Hpruso, near Loikaw in Kayah State, has caused outrage and demonstrations in response to ongoing sexual violations in the district due to the close proximity of a military camp based nearby. Protestors have used this incident to call for severe punishment for the perpetrators of these violent crimes and…

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WLB New Year Appeal Letter: Thein Sein Government and All Parties to Work Towards Genuine Peace

Posted on Apr 14th, 2013

PDF: English PDF: Burmese Women's League of Burma (WLB) wishes for the people of Burma to be free from danger and violations of their rights and their dignity, and to gain eternal peace, commencing from this Burmese New Year of 1375. Today, Burma is transitioning from a dictatorship to a system of parliamentary democracy. Undoubtedly,…

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စစးမြနးေသာ ၿငိမး့ခ္မး့ေရ့အတျကး ေရြ့႐ႈေဆာငးရျကးၾကရနး အမ္ဳိ့သမီ့မ္ာ့အဖဲျ႕ခ္ဳပး (်မနးမာႏိုငးငဵ)၏ ႏြစးသစးကူ့ပနးၾကာ့ခ္က

Posted on Apr 10th, 2013

စစ္မွန္ေသာ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ ေရွး႐ႈေဆာင္ရြက္ၾကရန္အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအဖဲြ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ)၏ ႏွစ္သစ္ကူးပန္ၾကားခ်က္ ရက္စ…

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Myanmar needs to admit rape of minority women

Posted on Mar 25th, 2013

Originally appeared in: Bangkok Post   The Myanmar central government has consistently denied its soldiers have systematically used rape as a weapon of war against ethnic minorities. But according to numerous reports, despite recent political reforms, Myanmar's army has continued to rape, torture and kill civilians of the ethnic…

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Women's empowerment

Forced to flee, women from Burma now pressured to return

Posted on Mar 4th, 2013

Originally appeared in: The Best Friend International Working outside Burma for positive changes inside is a fundamental and imperative aspect of effective documentation and campaigning. But now, many members of the exile community — including staff of Women’s League of Burma and other women’s organizations — are feeling the pressure…

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Religious persecution, rape still evident in Kachin State

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013

Originally appeared in : Mizzima   Sixty-six Christian churches have been burnt down in Kachin state since the conflict erupted in June 2011, according to the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT), a figure that is backed by Myitkyina-based Kachin Baptist Convention. Speaking at a seminar at Chiang Mai University on Friday,…

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Activist speaks about causes of Kachin conflict, prognosis for peace

Posted on Feb 11th, 2013

Originally appeared in: The Best Friend International Interview by Garrett Kostin, The Best Friend Library – Chiang Mai   Seng Zin is a Kachin activist and community organizer living in Chiang Mai. She is originally from Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, and works with the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT). She…

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